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Hillel Goldberg
Hillel Goldberg

IJN Executive Editor | hillel@ijn.com

The girl in the green sweater lived in Lvov’s sewers for 14 months

The girl in the green sweater lived in the sewers of Lvov, Poland, for 14 months. For 12 months, she lived with the thousands of rats, with the raw sewage, the mold and...

Blood

Who would justify his religious identity, however large or small, on the basis of blood? By blood, I don’t mean bloodline or heredity or peoplehood. I mean blood: the...

Why I am voting against 48 (the pro-life amendment)

I received the recent ADL bulletin, “urging” me to vote no on 46 and 48. I do not urge anyone to vote one way or the other on these amendments or on anything else in...

My least favorite ‘text’ is the Torah

One of my least favorite words is “text” — as in “text of Torah.” Any text can be exciting or dull, subtle or stupid, frightening or intimidating; basically, rich...

The D word

Just how does one pray on Yom Kippur and Sukkot when the world might be headed for a ?. . . depression? What will become of people and institutions that depend on...

I was G-d’s angel

I received a phone call from 1870. This is what the caller told me: I was G-d’s angel. I never dreamed. This was supposed to be the time when I would learn whether the...

Four local authors: Goldstein, Dollin, Brackman, Jaffe

Was Ivan Goldstein a Holocaust survivor? Well, no, you would say. He was an American, not a European Jew. He fought with the Americans in WW II. That’s not a Holocaust...

Jewish camps, yes and no

I begin: I went to a Jewish camp. Loved it. We have six children. All went to Jewish camps. All but one loved them. Jewish camps are a good thing. But not what they’re...

DNC eyewitness

One DenverI came.I saw.I was conquered.By Denver.Name it:Democrat.Delegate.Journalist.Volunteer.Whoever.He, she, they, were conquered by Denver. Impressed by the...

CU President Bruce Benson: Keeping up with him…a losing battle

Do not come to philosophize. Nor to talk politics. Or shoot the breeze. Do not even come to talk about education, as in what happens in the classroom. “I’m not here to...